One in three women in the US will be the victim of abuse by an intimate partner at some point in her life.
This hour we hear the story of a domestic violence survivor in Connecticut who has rebuilt her life and now wants to help others.
We talk about local resources, including connecting with domestic violence shelters.
We also look at the unique challenges of addressing domestic violence in this country--where most intimate partner homicides involve guns.
And later--violence against women is a universal problem--we look at why it’s so common around the world.
Have you or someone you know experienced domestic violence? Where did you turn for help?
- Sarah Gallardo - Founder and Executive Director of Sarah Speaks Up
- Margaret Rosa - Associate Director of Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
- Monica McLaughlin - Director of Policy at the National Network to End Domestic Violence
- Savannah Fox - Northeastern Regional Advocacy Coordinator for the Policy and Advocacy Department at CARE International USA.
Anywhere in the US, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE
- Call 888-774-2900 for help or to talk to someone
- Español: llama 844-831-9200 para hablar o recibir ayuda
- You can also visit the CTADV website to find resources in your area: http://www.ctcadv.org/about-ccadv/our-members-map/
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.